Just got my 2010 Forester 2.5x Premium and I can say I don't hear any rattles. For the price I think that this is a great car. Yes, I agree about the plastic on the dash but it is simple and clean. At 6'4" I find the drivers sit very comfortable and plenty of room in the back seat. I like at the sport grill but I like the grill that it came with better so no need to spend money replacing it.
The AWD is great and the cargo space is a blessing.
The radio really has to go, it is just awful. But that is not really important to me so maybe some where down the line I'll replace it. The engine could have more power and not that I have a lead foot but it will help with passing and merging.